Re: Proposed changes to the policy (Was: My suggestions)
Peter Novodvorsky wrote:
Victor Nazarov <email@example.com> writes:
The first is the naming scheme of the debian packages. Debian uses
names that consists of several parts separated with `-' charecter. I
can suggest to use / as a sepparator and to store apt database as a
The following files must be stored in the /var/lib/apt/packages for
so to install smth administrator must point an apt utility to the file
under this directory. I think it's more comfortable to use such tree
rather then use apt-cache search apt-get install combination
I see no advantage of proposed scheme over the current one. If you
want completions for package names you can use zsh or bash with
completions and dont mess with apt-cache search. If you want to do
grep, you can do it by grepping Packages file or grep-dctrl.
May be you are right, but I think packages require more organization anyway.
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I'm totally agree with you but... Users need it... And It's partly
implemented in Debian-Menu system and by Gnome project.
This suggestion looks like proposal of transition to another type of
filesystem like reiserfs4. Implementing such features in userspace
Acls is not what I want. I just want to permit normal users to create
groups. I don't think this is a filesystem feature, Unix filesystem and
kernel provides per user permitions managment since the creation, the
only barier is a minimalistic login tools with /etc/passwd, /etc/group
files. My scheme is totally backward compatible, why not to implement it?
The next... Unix have a good file permisions managment system, but now
only root can manage the acces to files. But I think normal users must
have right to manage the access to files owned/created by them. The
This is also filesystem feature, not debian one. Modern filesystems
have POSIX acl support in Linux that should fulfil your requests.